The HOG World Tour has been a “thing” now for 10+ years. I’ve traveled to many cool places and experienced golf around the world in some tremendous locations. I thought it would be cool to document all of the places I’ve played golf somehow. Being a web developer by day, I thought of coding an interactive map with markers on it to show all the courses. At this point I have entered 172 points on the map and I’m fairly sure I’ve forgotten a bunch. Check out the map here: https://www.hookedongolfblog.com/hog-world-tour.
Down the road (so to speak) I may be able to put other things on the map, like resorts or cool places, represented by different icons.
I’ll be adding some new features and items to the map soon so stay tuned.
As we wrap up 2016 it is time for the 2016 Hooked on Golf Blog Year-End Awards. In the next few blog posts I’ll be posting the HOG best of the best in a few hand-picked categories like best golf club(s), best golf course, best apparel item, best golf accessory and so forth.
The envelopes please…
Greetings from the media room at the Byron Nelson Championship. I’ve been talking about it, so here’s exact crazy two week HOG World Tour schedule.
Monday, May 25
Prep for travels. Pack. Wrap up loose ends.
Tuesday, May 26
Drive from Salt Lake to Las Vegas. This allows me to make a short one hour drive on my return from Vegas to Mesquite, NV.
Wednesday, May 27
6:00am flight (4:00am wakeup call boo!) from Vegas to Dallas, land in Dallas 10:40am. Catch ride for airport to hotel across the street from the Bryon Nelson Championship venue. Check into hotel and head to venue.
I’m now prepping for the next stop on the HOG World Tour. Tonight I catch a redeye flight east to Colonial Williamsburg. There I’ll be taking in a heavy dose of US history, walking the same streets as Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Patrick Henry. I’d better brush up on my US history.
Also on the agenda, is golf at the Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s Gold and Green courses. Reading the list of accolades and awards for these courses is an all day event. Additionally, they were designed by some of golf’s most “historic” golf course architects, Robert Trent Jones Sr. and his son Rees Jones. Last but not least, the Gold and Green courses are designated as Audubon sanctuaries. I guess I’d better be careful not to take divots which are too large.
I look forward to meeting Golden Horseshoe Golf Club’s Superintendent Rick Viancour as well as playing golf the club’s Director of Golf, Glen Byrnes. I’ll also be looking forward to swinging a club for a couple of days, as there is currently snow on the ground here at home and the courses are closed!